For immediate release: August 31, 2020

Source: Jeannie Gaines, Communication Director, Alabama Hospital Association

MONTGOMERY, AL – Joseph Marchant, president and chief executive officer of the Bibb County Health Care Authority, was recently elected to serve as secretary-treasurer of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA). The election was held at the Association’s recent virtual annual meeting.


“Joseph has been a terrific leader of the Association for a number of years,” said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “He is a strong advocate for rural hospitals, and we are looking forward to his tenure on our executive committee.”


Marchant has served AlaHA in various leadership positions, including chairing the Association’s legislative committee, serving as president of the West Alabama Regional Hospital Council and serving as chair of the Rural Hospital Constituency Section.  He has also served on or chaired a number of other committees, such as the Association’s finance committee, physician workforce task force, and future directions committee.


Marchant has extensive experience in various types of health care facilities, including rural health clinics, community hospitals and long-term care retirement communities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a licensed long-term care administrator by the State of Alabama Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.


Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama, through advocacy, representation, education and service.